Help Women's Society grow!

by Gabriella Marsden in Rossendale, England, United Kingdom

Help Women's Society grow!

£229

raised of £5,000 target
12
supporters
5% 12 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by December 19th 2019 at 11:23am

Raising money to expand Women's Society events and launch a subscription service to provide support and training for female entrepreneurs.

by Gabriella Marsden in Rossendale, England, United Kingdom

Who am I?

I'm Gaby, the founder of Women's Society. My passion lies in female entrepreneurship, encouraging women to start businesses and supporting those who already have! I have been self employed for almost 5 years and prior to Women's Society I had a children's wear business, it was during this time that I realised the lack of support for female led businesses, especially in small towns. After I graduated university in October 2018 with a Ba Hons in Business, I started to think about how I could make a difference to other female entrepreneurs by sharing my knowledge and passion.

For the past 5 weeks I have been through a gruelling application for funding through a government backed scheme. After lots of false promises, the application was rejected and I received very little feedback as to why. Which is why i find myself here!

What is Women's Society?

My business is Women's Society and for the last 6 months I have been successfully hosting networking events and workshops in Rossendale. These events are 10 a penny in cities and larger towns, but lacking in smaller and lesser developed areas. Women's Society's plan is to expand events into other small towns across the North West as well as launching an online subscription service where members can access all the resources and training necessary to start and scale their businesses.

Women's Society's aim is to champion small female led businesses and provide a community of like minded and supportive women. As well as opportunities to collaborate with larger brands and get their businesses out there!

Women's Society is serious about getting smaller towns on the map and one of my proudest achievements so far is partnering with Google Digital Garage on a free event to bring digital skills training to Rossendale!

We have achieved so much so far and I am determined to continue to support small female led businesses through Women's Society. But without funding this is extremely difficult.

This crowd funder will not only help me as the founder of Women's Society, but will help women across the North West too!

Why it's important?

Female entrepreneurs are the key to accelerating economic growth. According to the Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship, up to £250 billion of new value could be added to the UK economy if women started and scaled businesses at the same rate as men.

But there are so many barriers to this, including childcare, lack of networking opportunities and mentoring, fear of failure, psychological barriers and bias against women. But the biggest barrier is the lack of funding available, which is something that I have witnessed first hand. Alarmingly, only 13% of senior people on UK investment teams are women and less than 1% of UK venture funding goes to all female teams!

Where will the money go?

The money raised will go towards the launch of the Women's Society subscription service and the tools and resources required to do this. It will allow Women's Society to expand events, workshops and support into other areas in the North West. As well as collaborating with top female entrepreneurs to bring its members the best training possible.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

2 of 100 claimed

We Are Girls Badges

Girl power minis badge set from We Are Girls. View Product here - https://www.wearegrls.com/product-page/girl-power-minis-pin-badge

£5 or more

1 Month Access to Women's Society Membership

The Women's Society Membership will allow you access to online resources, guides and training. As well as a private Facebook group full of supportive and inspirational female entrepreneurs. This will allow you one months access for £5, usually £6.99

£5 or more

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Foxanne Girl Power Colouring Book

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Middle Mouse Print

Unframed digital prints of inspirational women. Worth £10 each. Choose from - Frida Kahlo - Emmeline Pankhurst - Charlotte Bronte - Hedy Lamarrr - Jane Austen - Billie Holliday https://www.middlemouse.co.uk/shop/prints/

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The Whip & Kitten £10 Drinks Voucher

A £10 drinks voucher to be used during Happy Hour at The Whip & Kitten, Rawtenstall. The Whip & Kitten is Rawtenstall's first craft cocktail bar and is the usual venue for Rossendale Women's Society events and workshops!

£8 or more

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£10 Unscripted Voucher

A £10 gift voucher to be used at online fashion brand Unscripted. www.unscripteduk.co.uk

£10 or more

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Foxanne Girl Power Poster and Magnet

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£10 or more

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We Are Girls Beanie

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Comfy Marmalade Print

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We Are Girls T-Shirt

We Are Girls T-Shirt 100% Organic Cotton Unisex Fit T-Shirt with We Are Girls logo on front. www.wearegrls.com/product-page/we-are-girls-t-shirt

£15 or more

3 Month Access to Women's Society Membership

The Women's Society Membership will allow you access to online resources, guides and training. As well as a private Facebook group full of supportive and inspirational female entrepreneurs. This will allow you three months access for £15, usually £20.97

£20 or more

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£25 Voucher with S&Co

£25 Voucher with S&Co Beauty, based in Crawshawbooth. Find S&Co here - https://www.instagram.com/s_andco_

£20 or more

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Gel Polish With Emily Guerin Beauty

A Gel Polish with Emily Guerin Beauty based above Celeste Arnold in Edenfield. Worth £30. Find Emily here - https://www.instagram.com/emilyguerinbeauty

£20 or more

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Haircut at Taylor Taylor

Haircut with Kayleigh at Taylor Taylor worth £35. Taylor Taylor is in Rawtenstall. Find them here - https://www.instagram.com/taylor.taylorrr

£30 or more

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30 minute coaching call with Kat Horrocks

A 30 minute coaching call with with women's life coach Kat Horrocks! Includes a strategy session on one topic or issue. Worth £50 https://www.instagram.com/kat_horrocks

£30 or more

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Mini Family Photography Session

A mini family photography session with Laura Duggleby Photography worth £50! The session is for up to 5 people to be photographed and you will get 5 fully edited images. Rossendale area only.

£30 or more

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Personal Shopping Experience - Love Lucy Boutique

A two hour personal shopping experience for 2 people at Love Lucy Boutique in Chorlton. Enjoy some fizz and styling advice as well as 15% off anything purchased! Perfect if you struggle to put outfits together, you could even bring a piece from your own wardrobe and get Lucy's advice on how to style it.

£40 or more

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£50 Sophie's Boutique Voucher

£50 voucher to spend at Sophie's Boutique on Bank Street, Rawtenstall! https://www.instagram.com/__sophiesboutique__

£40 or more

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£50 voucher for Make Up By Xanthe

A £50 voucher for Make Up By Xanthe, based in Rossendale. Find Xanthe here - www.makeupbyxanthe.com

£50 or more

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45 minute business coaching call with Lucy Green

Book a 45 minute business coaching call with Lucy Green Coaching worth £125. The Business Coach for change makers. I can fully vouch for Lucy, Women's Society might not exist if it were't for her encouragement earlier in the year! Find Lucy here - https://www.instagram.com/lucygreencoaching

£60 or more

Annual Women's Society Membership

The Women's Society Membership will allow you access to online resources, guides and training. As well as a private Facebook group full of supportive and inspirational female entrepreneurs. This will allow you one years access for £70, usually £85.

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Rumer Morely PT - 4 Week Online Coaching

4 weeks online coaching with the amazing Rumer Morely PT worth £165!! Check out the amazing results here - https://www.instagram.com/rumermorelypt

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One Day Emergency First Aid Course

A one day emergency first aid course for up to 12 people worth £400+ The qualifications you will receive on this course are nationally recognised. The training provider is accredited and qualifications regulated by Ofqual exam board. Course can be delivered in a location of your choice in the North West of England.

£200 or more

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One Day Fire Marshall Training

A one day fire marshall training course for up to 16 people worth £400+ The qualifications you will receive from this course are nationally recognised. The training provider is accredited and qualifications regulated by Ofqual exam board. The course can be delivered in a location of your choice in the North West of England


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